7.23.2015

Peek inside The 2015 Hampton Showhouse



This week I a was invited to peek inside the 2015 Hampton Showhouse and I thought you might want to take a pre-opening tour.

The 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse will open to the public this week and will run from July 26 through September 7.  The Showhouse,  presented by Traditional Home,  benefits Southampton Hospital and was built by Christopher Tufo Design & Build.   The Showhouse is located  at 233 Old Sag Harbor Road in Bridgehampton (make sure you get direction here as we could not pull up the address on GPS, waze or google).

Preview cocktail parties are always fun and if you are in the area on Friday June 25 -- you should try and attend (tickets are $225 each and are available here). 

Of course my photos could not do the newly designed rooms justice, nor did I include all the rooms, so you must go and visit for yourself if you can!

MAIN LEVEL:

Barbara Page Home, Dining Room

Patricia Fisher Design, Great Room

Brady Design, Family Room
Robert Brown Interior Design, Library
Marlaina Teich Designs, Kitchen 
Scot Meacham Wood Design, Mud Room


LOWER LEVEL
Timothy Brown Studio, Lower Level Sitting Room
Black & Poole, Archery Room

Melanie Roy Designs, Rec Room

SECOND FLOOR

Dyfari Interiors, LLC, Master Bedroom
Dyfari Interiors, LLC, Master Bedroom
Baltimore Design Group, Master Bathroom

Flynnside Out/Brian Patrick Flynn, Master Sitting Room
Flynnside Out/Brian Patrick Flynn, Master Sitting Room
Denise McGaha Interiors, Bedroom
Denise McGaha Interiors, Bedroom

Hagins & Mortimer Design, Bedroom
Hagins & Mortimer Design, Bedroom



LETS HEAD OUTSIDE:

Katherine Jessica Design, Outdoor Dining Area
Katherine Jessica Design, Outdoor Dining Area

Madcap Cottage, Back Covered Porch



Tyler Steven Pankratz Design, Poolhouse Kitchen

2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse Participants are: 
Abby Modell Contemporary Art Glass, Art Works & Designs, Inc., Baltimore Design Group, Barbara Page Home, Black & Poole, Brady Design, CricketsCrush LLC, Denise McGaha Interiors, Dyfari Interiors, LLC, Elise Som Design Studio, Elissa Grayer Interior Design, Flynnside Out, Gasper La Rosa Landscaping, Hagins &  Mortimer Design, Katharine Jessica Interior Design, Madcap Cottage, Mancaves, Marlaina Teich Designs, Mark Borghi Fine Art, Melanie Roy Design, Meredith Ostrom, Ovadia Design Group, Patricia Fisher Design, Robert Brown Interior Design, Scot Meacham Wood Design, Timothy Brown Studio, Tyler Steven Pankratz Design and Vintage Interior Design Inc.

THE 2015 HAMPTON DESINGER SHOWHOUSE 
SPONSORS

Traditional Home – Presenting Sponsor
NBC TV’s Open House – Television Sponsor
Beach Magazine – Regional Magazine Sponsor 
Housepad App – Design Sponsor 
Gracious Home – Design Sponsor 
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Ballard Designs

California Closets

Circa Lighting

Corbett Lighting

Crossville Inc.

Duralee

Frontgate

Grohe

Hinkley Lighting

Hudson Valley Lighting

Napoleon® Fireplaces

Pratt & Lambert Paints

Stanton Carpet

Thibaut

Troy Lighting

Viyet

Wesley Hall



7.18.2015

Tory Burch's Paris Store is Inspiring

Ok, I have been a little lazy posting lately, but I had to repost the photos of Tory Burch's new Paris store on rue Saint-HonorĂ© ( see Tory's blog post here).  The best designers are able to channel their client's design zeitgeist and this is really what Daniel Romualdez has done here for Tory Burch.   The store is the perfect balance of refined American femininity with a streak of the worldly bohemian.  Although people have been saying that florals and chintzes are back, I think that Tory Burch and Daniel Romualdez project will ignite a zealous new passion for florals with their use of Colefax and Fowlers' "Beaufort" amongst the decorating public.   I for one am completely smitten with the fresh take on florals -- and I especially love how the gold touches are tempered with the apple matting.  As you may recall, the incredibly talented Romualdez was responsible for designing Tory Burch's much admired NYC apartment (see it again here) as well as her many other stores.




   

7.16.2015

Meg Braff in Cottages and Gardens

Happy Summer! I thought I would share some photos from Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, June 2015 issue of a Southampton project that Meg Braff completed while I was working with her. The house was much prettier in person, just a lovely and relaxing place to be… The original photo shoot was in 2013. You can see the entire project in Meg's upcoming book -- due out from Rizzoli in 2016 or early 2017.

Meg Braff Designs, Southampton, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, June 2015, Photographer: Joshua Savage Gibson



Meg Braff Designs, Southampton, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, June 2015, Photographer: Joshua Savage Gibson

Meg Braff Designs, Southampton, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, June 2015, Photographer: Joshua Savage Gibson



Meg Braff Designs, Southampton, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, June 2015, Photographer: Joshua Savage Gibson


All photos courtesy of Meg Braff Designs and Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, June 2015, Photographer: Joshua Savage Gibson


   

7.08.2015

Everything is Coming Up Roses

Whilst flipping through back issues of shelter mags that have piled up, I ran across this article in May's Elle Decor featuring Kate and Alexander Brodsky's fantastic NYC apartment. Kate is the proprietor of the beautifully curated home and accessories store, KRB in New York and the daughter of the uber talented Suzanne Rhinstein. Clearly the apple does not fall far from the tree. I adore Bob Collins and absolutely love the way she used Bob Collins Parade of Roses Chintz in her living room. The mix is perfection -- the pairing of the bergères with the teal Harbinger cocktail table and the pop of green silk on the windows -- I could go on an on about the Spitzmiller Lamps and the fantastic lacquered ceiling…but here are a few photos courtesy of Elle Decor. There is also a terrific blog post with additional pictures over at Cote De Texas that is worth a look. Enjoy!


   

2.03.2015

It has been much too long since I have posted on my little blog. New things are afoot here in casa Amal...Although I am still an interior design consultant with Meg Braff, I have decided to shift the bulk of my energies to creating my own design business and have found myself one very busy lady. On the one hand, Meg has tons of exciting jobs including the 2015 Coastal Living Showhouse, but working for myself has its own creative rewards. My new firm is "Amal Kapen Interiors, LLC" and my focus is residential interior design, classic interiors with a modern twist. Tune in for new work and my latest musings.

12.28.2014

Todd Romano Part Deux

Designer Todd Romano has a store which I must visit at the Fine Arts Building, 232 East 59th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10022...Below are some more images from his portfolio which you can see here...The man has divine taste.


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